Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov Continues to Lower 200 Back World Junior Record

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Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia continued to extend his dominance over the backstroke events by once again lowering his own World Junior Record (WJR).

Kolesnikov powered to a final time of 1:55.14, effectively downing his one day old WJR of 1:55.15. His swim earned him fourth overall in finals.

Comparative splits:

  • 26.99, 29.15, 29.83, 29.17 = 1:55.14
  • 27.03, 29.04, 29.67, 29.41 = 1:55.15

Additionally, he owns the 50 (24.94) and 100 (53.65) back world junior records.

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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